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Prayer

Prayer is a vital part of the life of our church and our ministries.

 

October 16 - 21, 2023

 

Monday

Pray that we will humble ourselves and follow the leadership of Pastor Aaron, whom God has called to be our shepherd.                      Hebrews 13:17

Heavenly Father,

We thank you for your love, mercy and grace to us. We pray to always seek your guidance in our lives. Bless Pastor Aaron as he seeks to follow your leadership in service to our Lord and to Beverly Hills Baptist Church.

 

Tuesday

Pray that we will be prepared to make necessary changes to embrace a new day of ministry.                                                                                          Ephesians 4:1-6

Over the past several years we have each been constrained by a pandemic threat of illness. There are other threats and rumors all around. There are threats to us as individuals and to our Church itself. In such times we are tempted to seek sanctuary in familiar places, faces and habits, and to avoid change.

I believe we are, however, called to openly face our fears, embrace the other members of our church, and welcome members of our community regardless of their circumstance.

While practicing vigilance we must engage the world around us as ambassadors for Christ. That, I believe, is our mission. 

Our positive association is a means to that goal. We must embrace change to gain new goals. As we begin to open ourselves and our church up to answering the call we have taken up through our adoption into the Faith, I will pray that I actively pursue a positive view of and regard for others. I will also pray that I am able to foresee the effect of my actions and words upon others and to actively moderate my speech and action to support both unity and our mission.

I have a voice. Through unity we are a force. Through the presence of the Holy Spirit, we are a powerful force for Good. God is Good.                -- Bob Jones

 

Wednesday

Pray that God will bring loving unity and harmony among members of our church.                                                                                             I Corinthians 1:10

Heavenly Father, Lord, may your name be glorified. Above all others, above all this world, may your name be glorified. May we live our lives for you and you alone. May your wonders never cease.                                                 -- Bruce Gasperson

 

Thursday

Pray that we will use the gifts God has given us to further His kingdom.                                                                                                 I Peter 4:10-11   Matthew 9:37-38

Sometimes we don't realize it, but God has blessed us all with gifts in life. It's up to us to recognize them and use them for His glory. 

Heavenly Father, thank you for the many gifts you have given us. Help us to recognize and develop them. And help us to exercise our gifts in a way that brings glory to your Kingdom's work.

                                                                                            -- Gary Grisham

 

Friday

Pray that God will fill each of us with a passion to reach others for Christ.                                                                                                                       Matthew 28:19-20

Dear Heavenly Father, as we read in Matthew 28:19-20, your Son Jesus Christ instructed his eleven disciples to go out and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that he had commanded them and that he would be with them until the end of the age.

As Christians, we have become dedicated to Christ and his teachings and are therefore his modern day disciples and his instructions apply to us today as they did to his original eleven disciples.

In our current day, it is easy to see the need of following Christ's instructions and teaching our friends, neighbors, family, co-workers, local, state, national and international leaders the importance of obeying Christ's teachings.

Father, stress upon each one of our hearts to use our God-given abilities to bring others to Christ and help them become more dedicated to his teaching. By following Christ's teachings, we will find improvement in our daily lives. Conflicts between friends, neighbors, and governments will be worked out in a peaceful way.

Thank you, Father, for your guidance. We ask these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.                                                                       -- Larry Ward

 

Saturday

Pray that we are grateful for all the blessings we have experienced and for the blessings we are yet to receive.                                  Psalm 32:11      Psalm 34:1-3

 

Today’s Deacon Prayer is on Blessings.

Among our many blessings:

- We have an energetic, caring Pastor who teaches from the Word of God every time he leads us.

- We have a faithful nucleus of believers who genuinely care about our church but even more, about each other.

- We, as a church body, seek to do God’s will and to honor God in our ministries.

- We have a beautiful facility that is spacious, warm in the cold of winter, and cool in the heat of summer.

- We have leaders of our discipleship efforts who truly care about their families and prepare for lessons they share from the Word of God.

- We have small groups within our church who give freely of time and energy to carry out Christ’s challenge to meet the physical needs of the outside world.

One of our previous pastors at BHBC said, “Without conviction, there is no growth." Do we have conviction to equate with the blessings that we are given?

Gracious Lord, You have bestowed on us gifts; great in magnitude and numerous in quantity. You have empowered us and enabled us to carry out worship and ministries of the church. Please change us to attend discipleship opportunities where we further equip ourselves with knowledge from the Word of God. Please change us to engage and step forward to lead, serve, or support as we are able. Please light a spiritual fire within us to fill the sanctuary with worship and praise for You. Please develop within us a hunger and thirst for You that surpasses all of the distractions of the secular world. Please help us not to waste those gifts with which we have been bestowed, but to respond in thankful use and active service in Your holy name. Amen.

                                                                                             -- Bill Willard

 

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PRAYER ROOM

The Prayer Room is located in a corner of the Fellowship Hall

and is accessible by an outside door.

We welcome church members coming to pray at specific times each week.

 

 

WEEKLY PRAYER

Combined with Bible Study

Wednesdays, 6:00-6:50 pm

Fellowship Hall

Led by Pastor Aaron Mishler and open to everyone,

this is an informal time of prayer.

 

 

SHARING PRAYER CONCERNS

If you have a prayer concern or would like to request prayer support,

please contact the church office by phone, (828) 298-4623,

or by email: office@bhbc.org

 

 

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